Commitment to Diversity

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Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
MS 9088
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9088

Woodring College of Education | Commitment to Diversity

Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures.

Woodring College of Education facilitates life-long learning through exemplary teaching to prepare quality education, health, and human services professionals for democratic citizenship and meaningful careers. As a College that serves the state, nation, and world, we:

  • Construct, transform, and convey knowledge by integrating research, theory, and practice;
  • Cultivate student growth through extensive community and school engagement in collaboration with exemplary practicing professionals;
  • Act with respect for individual differences, including taking a strengths-based view;
  • Develop collaborative partnerships that promote the learning and well-being of individuals, families, and the community; and
  • Evaluate processes and outcomes to ensure continual program improvements.

Woodring College of Education fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities, and promote social justice.

Woodring College of Education meets this commitment to diversity through targeted recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body; modeling of culturally responsive teaching; and integration of diversity issues in all curriculum and field experiences.

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Daisy Padilla Torres

Director, Access and Inclusion

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(360) 650-3210, Working Hybrid | MH150N, Hybrid

Josh Durias, M.Ed.


360-650-6882 | MH 316B

Mia Martinez

Program Coordinator Diversity, Recruitment and Retention

(360) 650-2219 | MH150E